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White Christmas (1954) — Watch as they get super nostalgic about the good 'ole days—of minstrel shows.
Dressed in distractingly sparkly outfits, the film's stars sing an Irving Berlin song about their love of minstrel shows, which featured white men in blackface promoting ugly racial stereotypes. They even name check a famous blackface performer "Georgie Primrose.”
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989) — The family man and sexual harassment.
This scene is played as charmingly comical — look at the man so tongue-tied by breasts that he blurts out inappropriate words around the retail worker! But this woman is just trying to work, and this guy is throwing around innuendos left and right. The scene might work if Clark was portrayed as a creep, but the movie takes pains to paint him as the ultimate family man.
A Christmas Story (1983) — It's never funny to laugh at someone's attempt at English.
I'm guessing Ralphie and company would butcher a traditional Chinese song. That is, if they were even brave enough to attempt to learn a new language.
Four Christmases (2008) — Fun times fat shamming a loved one.
It's surprising there are problems in this one beyond its complete and utter lack of watchability, but they sneak in the classic gag—making jabs at your girlfriend's past issues with her weight. Always a holiday crowd pleaser.
Just Friends (2005) — At least the horrible trope is gender balanced?
Throwing a guy into the awful "redemption through makeover" cliché is not a step in the right direction. And if an old friend ever greets you by saying, "I can fit my arms around you now," you shouldn't even be Facebook pals.